Did you TV fans watch the 65th Emmy Awards yesterday? The ceremony like any other awards ceremony had its hits and misses. As Neil Patrick Harris declared in the middle of the show "No one in America is winning their Emmy office pool," "Surprises galore."
It had its share of surprises, few expects and few upsets.
Jeff Daniels of Newsroom won the outstanding Lead actor in the Drama series over Bryan Cranston. Din't we expect Bryan Cranston to win for the 4th time for his ruthless role in Breaking bad? but the series as a whole won the Best Drama (Credits to him).
In the variety series category "The Colbert Report" pulled off "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart's" 10 year winning streak. Writing awards went to "30 Rock" and "Homeland" While, Best Actress in a Drama and Lead comedy actress was much less of a surprise - Claire Danes won again for playing a crazed CIA agent in "Homeland.", Julia Louis-Dreyfus took home her second Emmy for Veep.
As expected,HBO's Behind the Candelabra yielded awards for best movie or miniseries, best actor, Michael Douglas as Liberace and director Steven Soderbergh. And Jim Parsons took his third Emmy in four years for CBS' The Big Bang Theory, edging out Jason Bateman (Arrested Development) and Alec Baldwin (30 Rock).
The much awaited predictions - Netflix made history by winning three Emmy awards for House of Cards (beating out Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Homeland and The Good Wife) becoming the first company to win the awards for online-only shows. Original shows produced by Netflix had received 14 nominations — 9 of those were for House of Cards .
David Fincher won an award for best directing in a drama. The series also won two Creative Arts Emmy's one for casting and another for cinematography.
This is just a part of the award ceremony highlighting the surprises of the Emmy evening. There was more and hope you watched the Emmy's last night. If not you can watch the red carpet, the performances here.
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